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interboro school district board treasurer christine alonso at black lives matter protest in ridley
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School District Board Says It Can’t Remove Embattled Official Christine Alonso

A roundup of Philly news. This article may be updated at any time as new information becomes available. Interboro School District Board Says It Can’t […]

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For African Americans and Jewish Americans, the Fight for Justice Is Inextricably Linked

The history of the founding of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People finds a common bond between African Americans and Jewish Americans […]

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What a College Trip to Israel Taught Me About Racism and Anti-Semitism

It was billed to me as “the trip of a lifetime.” In the summer of 2012, I received an all-expenses-paid trip to Israel hosted by […]

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8 Prominent Philadelphians on What Being Black in Philly Should Look Like

There is a sense — here and elsewhere — that the nationwide protests in the aftermath of the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis […]

the free library of philadelphia, which faces a boycott over racial inequities
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Authors Cancel Appearances at the Free Library in Solidarity With Black Workers There

A roundup of Philly news. This post may be updated at any time as new information becomes available. The Philadelphia Free Library Has a Big […]

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Karens Are Dangerous. We Need to Cancel Karen Culture Now

Because hell hath no fury like a mildly inconvenienced middle-aged Caucasian lady, the Internet gave this genus of white privilege a name: Karen. In Internet […]

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Mayor Jim Kenney Should Resign After the City’s Gross Violation of Civil Rights

On a sunny Monday afternoon, a group of diverse, peaceful protesters is marching together, demanding justice for Black lives. They engage in collective chants, hold […]

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Kenney Said Vigilantism “Will Not Be Tolerated.” So Why Is He Still Tolerating It?

As I scrolled through videos on Tuesday of indignant white men wielding weapons at Marconi Plaza in South Philadelphia, I recalled something Mayor Jim Kenney […]

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White People, Please Stop Declaring Yourself Allies

There is no other way to put this than bluntly: Racism is a white person’s problem to solve. While racism harms Black and brown people […]

George Smith and Austayne Brown, cousins who drove all the way from Philadelphia to Texas for the George Floyd funeral
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These Men Drove All the Way from Philly to Texas for the George Floyd Funeral

After video emerged of a Minneapolis police officer killing George Floyd with a knee on his neck and as mass protests spread around the country, […]

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White People, I Still Don’t Believe You

“This shit reminds me of KONY 2012,” one of my friends told me over the phone when describing the latest rise in white people protesting against […]

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Let’s Talk About Race: Resources for White Philadelphians Who Are Ready to Actually Do Something About Racism and Anti-Blackness

Whether you’ve taken to the streets to protest the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers who now face murder charges, posted all your […]

na poe of poe's sandwich joint and an ad in which he states that he will not serve police officers
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Philly Restaurant Poe’s Sandwich Joint Refuses to Serve Police

A roundup of Philly news. This post may be updated at any time as new information becomes available. Philly Restaurant Poe’s Sandwich Joint Refuses to […]

hungry pigeon chef scott schroeder who faces backlash over "black america" comments
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Hungry Pigeon Chef Scott Schroeder In Hot Water Over “Black America” Comments

Hungry Pigeon chef Scott Schroeder has a reputation for being the kind of person who speaks his mind on social media. And now Schroeder finds […]

workers removing the frank rizzo statue in philadelphia overnight
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Good Riddance: The Frank Rizzo Statue Has Been Removed

A roundup of Philly news. This post may be updated at any time as new information becomes available. The Frank Rizzo Statue Is Gone There […]